Dec. 11, 2003
Georgia Tech volleyball standouts Kele Eveland (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Lynnette Moster (Liberty, Ind.), Alexandra Preiss (Berlin, Germany) and Lauren Sauer (Huntsville, Ala.) each garnered all-region honors for the 2003 season, as announced by the American Volleyball Collegiate Association.
The Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, Eveland broke the career assist record at Georgia Tech this season and currently leads the nation in assists per game (14.91). She directs an offense which is currently ranked first in the country in kills per game (18.21) and assists per game (17.00) and fifth in the nation in hitting percentage (.334). This is the second time in Eveland’s career that she has been named to the all-region team.
A first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, Moster is currently third in the league in kills per game (4.17), and is second on the team in kills (500). The junior outside hitter also leads the team with 44 service aces, which is fifth in the ACC at 0.37 per game, and is eighth in the conference in hitting percentage (.313). A 2002 all-American selection, this marks the second time Moster has earned all-region honors.
Preiss, a first-team all-ACC selection, leads the team in hitting percentage (.415), which is currently ranked ninth in the country. The senior middle blocker is also second on the team in blocks per game (1.12) and ranks fifth on Tech’s career block assist and total blocks list, and is ranked 7th in the ACC in kills per game (3.68). This is the second time Preiss has been named AVCA all-region.
Sauer, a second-team all-ACC selection, leads the Yellow Jackets in kills (509) and kills per game (4.24) which stands second in the league rankings this season. The junior outside also is third on the team in hitting percentage (.327), which is ranked sixth in the ACC. This marks the first time Sauer has earned AVCA all-region honors.
The four players have guided the No. 11 Yellow Jackets to their most successful season in school history, which has included a school record 33 wins and a regional appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Georgia Tech led all ACC schools with four selections to this year’s all-region team. Maryland, Virginia and Wake Forest each had two players named to the team.
The Yellow Jackets (33-3) face No. 8 California (25-6) in the Hawaii Regional of the NCAA Tournament Friday at 10 p.m. ET.